Sorry if you’re getting a bit sick of my wedding countdown but with just three sleeps to go it’s about all I can think about! Today we’re getting all packed up and heading up to the beach to start the preparations and partying. Mum and dad’s house was cleared of furniture yesterday and tomorrow, in come the tables and chairs and everything else you need for a wedding at home.
I can’t wait to see all our ideas come together and come to life. Unfortunately the weather report isn’t looking too good. We have a back up plan but please keep your fingers and toes crossed for us!
Just because I’m getting married very soon, doesn’t mean I have stopped baking. It was my sister’s boyfriend’s Birthday last week and he loves caramel. I thought it was a good opportunity to try out a caramel mud cake recipe I’d been saving.
I have a few other sweet treats for you for the rest of the week before I’m off for my honeymoon.
Place the white chocolate, sugar, butter, golden syrup, vanilla extract and water in a large saucepan. Heat it all over a medium heat, stirring, until everything melts together and gets nice and smooth. Take the pot off the heat and set it aside to cool for 20 minutes.
Add the eggs one at a time and whisk them through. The recipe says to use a wooden spoon but I find a whisk makes the mixture much smoother.
Sift in the flours and then whisk them through until the batter is smooth.
Divide it evenly between two greased and lined round cake tins. Bake them for 40-50 minutes at 160C fan-forced or until they are golden on top and a cake tester inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Leave the baked cakes to rest in the tins for 20 minutes and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
I used a recipe for chocolate fudge icing that I used when I made Nigella’s Devil’s chocolate cake. Check out the recipe to see the steps.
To assemble the cake, place a blob of icing on the serving tray and invert one of the cakes onto it so it’s bottom up. Cover it with icing and then sandwich the second cake on top and cover it in icing.
Serve it up with a big scoop of ice-cream. Enjoy!
A different question for you today? If you are married, what tip would you give yourself for your wedding day if you could do it all again?